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International Fellowship of Reconciliation Delegation to Colombia: March 16-28, 2014

Colombia is at a crossroads?after enduring decades of violent armed conflict, for the first time in history, the government created laws to return stolen lands and recognize victims of state crimes. Additionally, the government and the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC are currently engaged in peace talks. Hope is in the air, but as foreign investment skyrockets and corporations ...

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Nominate FOR Peace Award Recipients | Fellowship of Reconciliation

This is the final week to nominate an individual or organization working for peace — deadline this Sunday at midnight! Each year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) awards three peace prizes — international, national, and local — to individuals or organizations whose commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation is recognized as extraordinary. ———————- The three awards FOR present each year ...

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Peace Talks in Colombia and the Challenges Ahead | Fellowship of Reconciliation

By Charlotte Melly, FOR Colombia Team Member Elements of the Colombian peace process that begins October 8 in Oslo indisputably distinguish these negotiations from prior attempts to put an end to Colombia’s five decade-long conflict. The insistence on learning from past mistakes is cause for optimism, and both parties seem to be taking the process seriously. The fact that negotiations ...

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FOR calls for ceasefire in Afghanistan: ‘2 million Afghans have died due to war’ | FOR

A Dispatch from Fellowship of Reconciliation: Two million. Out of a population of 35 million people, two million have died. For the past four decades Afghanistan has been wracked by constant war. The United States has played a key role: providing covert assistance to a sustained conflict for 30 years, and then in October 2001 formally engaging in what is ...

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FOR 2012 Peace Award Winners Act Locally and Make Change Globally | Fellowship of Reconciliation

By Linda Kelly FOR 2012 Peace Award Winners Act Locally and Make Change Globally Each year the Fellowship of Reconciliation issues an international, a national, and a local peace award to individuals or organizations whose work for peace, justice, and reconciliation is recognized as a life-long commitment. FOR’s 2012 award recipients are change-makers whose grassroots efforts have inspired countless others ...

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